[Chugalug] Android tablets

Aaron welch n2nightfall at gmail.com
Sat Oct 13 21:11:33 UTC 2012


Bandwidth licensing of the wireless spectrum.  Yea FCC!


-AW



On Sat, Oct 13, 2012 at 1:21 PM, Dave Brockman <dave at brockmans.com> wrote:

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> On 10/13/2012 12:27 PM, Phil Sieg wrote:
> > Dave,
> >
> > Actually my assumption is based on other factors:
> >
> > 1. GSM phones make migrating from carrier to carrier easier, even
> > if the devices are initially locked. This would have forced
> > "unlocking" into the mainstream much more quickly, as there is a
> > lot less incentive to "unlock" a CDMA device as it has to be
> > programmed at the "store" to be operable on the network. This alone
> > forces the price of service, and handsets down.
> >
> > 2. Everyone using GSM tower tech would mean much more crossover
> > roaming and reciprocal agreements which results in outstanding
> > coverage for the customer, at least it has in the rest of the
> > world.
> >
> > 3. "Pay as you go" would have developed much more rapidly in a GSM
> > only marketplace, and that has been the single largest factor in
> > driving subscriber costs down.
> >
> > THOSE are the factors I was considering and they are based on my
> > experiences elsewhere in the world, and marginally on my experience
> > as a cellular service provider.
>
>
> Phil,
>   I'm a little fuzzy on this history.  Why exactly is CDMA so
> prevalent in our great land?  I'm not disagreeing with you on the
> benefits of GSM.  I believe there is a reason it is less adopted than
> it is from a carrier perspective, and some of those benefits are
> likely exactly why not.
>
> Regards,
>
> dtb
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